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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?
Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
Violence, abuse and other trauma creates an impairment in students, public interest lawyers say in a suit filed Monday. They want schools to address the issue.
Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan revision provided what many expected: a windfall for education. But not everyone is pleased with the results.
Attorney General Kamala Harris told California colleges and universities to collaborate with local police in addressing student complaints of sexual assault.
Gov. Brown's revised budget is due Thursday, and beneficiaries of an expected revenue windfall — schools and community colleges — know how they want to spend it.
The Downey Unified School District has taken an approach to math classes under Common Core that has students talking and teaching.
Legal Aid warns former students of Corinthian Colleges against enrolling in another for-profit campus without understanding the impact on their student debt.
A policy aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified students prepared for college threatens to derail graduation for students unless a solution is found.
Campaign for College Opportunity says Latinos are less likely to hold college degrees than other racial/ethnic groups, trailing in college readiness, enrollment and degree completion rates.
California State University system argued it should not have to reimburse millions of dollars to students who paid additional fees in 2009.
Data show California's African-American and Latino students continue to graduate high school at rates lower than that of their white and Asian classmates.
College officials — and the California Department of Consumer Affairs — have scheduled meetings with students beginning Tuesday after the campuses were closed.
The Cruz v. California lawsuit alleges state education officials allow practices at public schools that deny students of significant amounts of learning time.
Mission Viejo is the latest community to debate whether parking should be banned on public streets around public high schools for those other than residents.
A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates parents feel ill-informed about the new standardized tests underway in public schools.
The L.A. Unified board cleared the way for the teachers' agreement to go to union members for a vote, but officials estimate it will create a $559 million deficit.